Walking Routes in Durham
Explore the most popular walking routes in County Durham. These walks are a great opportunity for you to get active and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Why not enjoy some fresh air and join us on one of these walks
Discover the wildlife and history of Derwent Reservoir along the multi user trail (3.5 miles from Pow Hill Country Park to Millshield picnic site) while taking in the breathtaking views of the reservoir. The walk is easy, comfortable walking and is suitable for cyclists, walkers, wheelchairs and pushchairs.
The Durham Coastal Footpath is a superb 11 mile walking route from Seaham in the north to Crimdon in the south, leading through stunning clifftop scenery with links into coastal villages each with their own special stories to tell.
May the Forces be with you
This 5 mile circular walk takes you through the stunning landscape of Upper Teesdale, within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it includes Low and High Force waterfalls - the most spectacular natural features in the Durham Dales.
In Durham, The Pennine Way stretches from Baldersdale in the south to Langdon Beck and High Cup Nick in the north - a distance of approximately 15 miles
Steeped in history, beauty and a variety of landscapes this must rank as one of the Ways not to be missed. Тhis walk offers some insight into the industrial heritage of Durham, takes you past the World Heritage Site of Durham’s Cathedral and Castle, visiting sites of Roman and Norman settlements, and enjoys the unspoiled countryside.
In its entirety, the Teesdale Way is a 92 mile route which follows the River Tees from its source at Dufton in Cumbria to the sea at South Gare in Teesside.
Allow a full day for the complete walk. At stop 7 there is a steep, scrambly descent. If you do not want to negotiate this then turn around at the top of Cauldron Snout and return to the car park.
The Chester-le-Street Heritage Trail is a walk around the 2000 year history of Chester-le-Street market town, taking in sites of Roman occupation, Christian Heritage and Victorian Industry.
The Blue Plaque Trail provides information on the people and places whose contribution to the history of Barnard Castle has been commemorated by blue plaques erected by the former Barnard Castle Urban District Council or its successor, Barnard Castle Town Council.